Certificate in Designing Online Learning (CDOL)

Learn how to create compelling online course materials

What the CDOL course offers

Develop learner-centric design skills

Learn how to design learning materials for the live online environment

Develop participant engagement and interactivity

Receive a CDOL certification and digital badge

What is a CDOL course?

A Certificate in Designing Online Learning (CDOL) course is designed to give you hands-on experience with developing online learning materials. With CDOL, you will be given all the knowledge, tools and techniques you will need to enhance your learner-centric design skills to better support your live online courses.

Who should take a CDOL course?

Anyone who works with online learning, from tutors to webinar hosts, will benefit from a CDOL certification. People working in virtual classroom environments will learn to better keep their audiences engaged, especially during live classes.

What will I learn in a CDOL course?

CDOL will teach you how to design and create online learning courses and materials that stand out from the crowd. You’ll learn to think differently when designing classes to help keep your attendees focused and interested in your live learning materials.

Completing your Certification

Delegates who pass the assignments are awarded the CDOL Certification and are permitted to use, display and share the official CDOL digital badge.

To find out more about enrolling in a Certificate in Designing Online Learning (CDOL) course, get in touch by filling out our contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course can be completed online in 6 sessions.

  • Session 1: Planning your session
  • Session 2: Designing your session
  • Session 3: Design considerations for an interactive session
  • Session 4: Using the web conferencing tools
  • Session 5: Designing slides
  • Session 6: Documentation

Delivery times can be tailored to suit specific requirements, so please contact us to arrange a closed course. Otherwise, you can apply for any of the public scheduled courses.

You’ll learn industry-leading best practices for online training design with research-led tips and techniques to guide you. The course features practical learning that will be explained, practised and reinforced throughout your learning.

The bulk of a CDOL course is broken down into live online sessions which each last between 90 and 120 minutes. These sessions are conducted twice a week for three weeks. That’s a total time investment of 12 hours maximum.

The rest of the course consists of additional learning assignments to help reinforce and enhance teachings from the live online sessions.

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